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Friday, March 02, 2007



For the anonymous poster who asked about the 6.5" blocks in my friendship exchange in the last post: I always use basic blocks, and I think most if not all of these blocks came from either The Quick and Easy Block Tool by C &T Publishing or Barbara Brackman's Block Base. There are a couple of paper pieced ones done by my two friends, but since I DONT paper piece, I don't have a clue!

Also, someone way back when I posted my Beach Kitties asked me where I found the pattern. I have to admit that I put that question aside, then forgot about it while I was looking for the pattern so I could tell you about it. I still don't have a clue where the pattern went, but I CAN tell you that it was about 5 years ago that I got it. A note is on my design wall now, reminding me that if I find it, I will post the designer.

Now, about the news of why I am so excited!

I belong to the Kansas Art Quilters Organization. Each year, they earn a grant to further our artistic endeavors. And for the last couple of years, I have been fortunate enough to get one of the 15 or so seats in the classes. I've studied with Rayna Gilman, Rayna Gillman & Jette Clover on personal mark making and Jan Myers Newbury on shibori dyeing. So, imagine my surprise when one of my "sheroes" is going to be here in May AND I GOT A SEAT IN THE CLASS!!

In the event that you don't recognize this woman, her name is Jean Ray Laury, and she is FANTASTIC!!!!

So now, I am off to pin a couple more quilts to be ready for quilting, and take some pictures of the two charity quilts that are finally done! Tonight is one of the charity auction events where the I Spy and my friend Carolyn's quilt will be auctioned. Semi-formal, no less!


The Calico Cat said...

You lucky duck! Jean has been quilting and innovating FOREVER!

& I am still waiting on the details for those bathing suit kitties! Meow...

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Whoopee! I'm doing a happy dance for you.

Karen said...

Oh, I love that book, still pull it out occasionally. How lucky you are to go to her workshop! Please be sure to tell us all about it after, okay?